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It is Vayu Deva (Wind god). The image depicts the coronation of Lord Rama after he has returned from the exile. I found the full image on the internet. This image is almost accurate in depicting the coronation as described in the final chapter of Yuddha Kanda. The image shows Rama was adorned by the crown. celestials watching from the sky, apsaras ...


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Sita Devi is a Pativrata. She knows it better than any other. She declares it several times. That is how we know it too. dīno vā rājyahīno vā yo me bhartā sa me guruḥ | taṃ nityamanuraktāsmi yathā sūryaṃ suvarcalā || 5-24-9 "Although wretched or without kingdom, whoever is my husband, He alone is my master. Like Suvarchala with the Sun God, I am ...


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You are right in saying Vanaras do not have weapons and maces are for glorification. Using boulders and trees is their choice. There is no rule that they should not use any physical weapon. As Vanara means a forest ranger, they are highly likely to use trees, boulders as weapons. They are skilled with weaponry but they chose to use trees and mountains. I ...


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I am answering the question based on Valmiki Ramayana along with the help of Vyasa Mahabharat. Rama left Ayodhya for exile and Bharata ruled Ayodhya to fulfil Dasaratha's promise and hence to save Dasaratha from hell. Thus neither Rama's exile nor Bharata's rule happened solely based on Rama's decision.It can be clarified from the following words of Rama ...


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Or if a person commit suicide in Kasi, will such person get Moksha? In Chapter 26, Description of Manikarnika, Kasi Khanda Purvardha of Skanda Purana, Sri Vishnu says Self-killing is not allowed at Manikarnika Ghat and it cannot bestow Moksha. 74-76. Let those other rites (Sandhya Prayers, holy ablutions,Tarpana, excellent study of Vedas,etc) too, ...


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Vibishana can't able to choose neutral because of boon by Brahma. Brahma then addressed Vibhishana, 'O my son, I am much pleased with thee! Ask any boon thou pleasest!' Thereupon, Vibhishana replied, 'Even in great danger, may I never swerve from the path of righteousness, and though ignorant, may I, O adorable Sire, be illumined with the light ...


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Ravana has multiple wives. The following lines from sarga 10 of Sundara Kanda confirms it That Hanuma saw in the house of that king of Rakshasa's, wives at the feet, Ravana being a gigantic one with loving wives, shone with crown tilted to the side, having strange hue with pearls and diamonds and of golden colour, with a face made brilliant by ...


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That belief is true. There is a mangala shloka (invocatary verse) written by Goswami Tulsidas. Translation from greensmesg.org: yatra yatra raghunāthakīrtanaṃ tatra tatra kṛtamastakāṃjalim | vāṣpavāriparipūrṇālocanaṃ mārutiṃ namata rākṣasāntakam || Wherever the glories of Raghunatha are sung, there, with hands held over His bowed head in salutation,...


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This is neither a sectarian literature nor an unpopular story. Ramayana has many versions. One of them is from Padma Purana. The story mentioned is present in Padma Purana Uttara Khanda chapter 242. 271-273. Then Rama, killer of his enemies, having gone to the Pampa lake killed there the demon Kabandha of a fierce form. The very vigorous one, having ...


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The description is given in Valmiki Ramayan: Aranya Kanda: Sarga 46: तदा आसाद्य दशग्रीवः क्षिप्रम् अंतरम् आस्थितः | अभिचक्राम वैदेहीम् परिव्राजक रूप धृक् || ३-४६-२ श्लक्ष्ण काषाय संवीतः शिखी चत्री उपानही | वामे च अंसे अवसज्य अथ शुभे यष्टि कमण्डलू || ३-४६-३ परिव्राजक रूपेण वैदेहीम् अन्ववर्तत | English translation source 1 Quickly ...


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There is no root deity of Jambavan. Every Vanara was created by some deity taking inspiration from Jambavan himself. Jambavan was created suddenly from Brahma's yawn. From Valmiki Ramayana Bala Kanda Sarga 17 (Translated by Desiraju Hanumanta Rao & K. M. K. Murthy) pūrvameva mayā sṛṣṭo jāṃbavānṛkṣapuṅgavaḥ | jṛṃbhamāṇasya sahasā mama vakrādajāyata |...


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According to Ananda Ramayana, Yes. He had a son born from a Makara. When Rama and Lakshmana were kidnapped by Airavan and Mairavan, Hanuman reaches to Patala to rescue them. He sees Makaradhwaja. Hanuman introduces himself as Rama's messenger and inquires who he was. To this question, he replies as follows: When Hanuman burnt Lanka with his tail and ...


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I have found one instance in Valmiki Ramayana, Bala Kanda: Sarga 14, where the term Hetuvada is used. This word is used during the Horse-sacrifice of Dasharatha where Sages and Brahmins were doing intellectual debates. One translator translates it as intellectual debate कर्मान्तरे तदा विप्रा हेतुवादान्बहूनपि | प्राहुः सुवाग्मिनो धीराः परस्परजिगीषया || १-...


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Did he ever felt sorry for killing Ravana? Yes, this is described in PADMA PURANA: PATALAKHANDA: Chapter 8. Agastya Advices Rama to Perform Horse Sacrifice. When Agastya narrated Ravana's story, Rama felt very much sorry about killing Ravana born in a brahmana-family. Agastya tried to convince Rama that Ravana was a servant in Vaikuntha and he obtained ...


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Vanaras used weapons. For example, see the below verse from Yudha Kanda: Sarga 97 of Valmiki Ramayana: Lifting that steel club, Sugreeva hurled it. Mahodara too hurled another mace on him. Those two weapons, clashing each other, broke and fell on the floor.


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It will be a mistake for you to consider Hanuman as a monkey or as any other being. We have different classes of beings in Hinduism like - Deva (divine beings), Rishi (Seers, the celestial beings), MAnava (human beings) and Pashu Yonis (animals, birds etc). And, among these categories, Hanuman belongs to the Deva category. From, Tantra SArah's Hanumata ...


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No, Maareecha taking the form of a deer in Ramayana not an interpolated story. I am going to prove it in the following three steps. 1) Analyzing Knowledge of Rama, Lakshmana, Hanuman and Sita regarding Maareecha taking the form of deer from the event of Sita liking deer to the event of Hanumamn talks with Sita 2) Interchange of knowlede regarding ...


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Ananda Ramayana. This alternate version of Ramayana has many unique legends which are not mentioned anywhere in Puranas like Padma Purana, Skanda and Bhagavata Purana. (I took these names because these puranas have narrations of different versions from Valmiki Ramayana). From Ananda Ramayana Sara Khanda Sarga 8 yadyāpi tvam durācāro nihato asi raṇe mayā ...


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Airavana and Mairavan were friends of Ravana. These rule the netherworld. Ravana sends for his messengers to get their help in defeating Rama and Lakshmana in the battle. In the battle, Lord Rama defeats Ravana, destroys his chariot, crown. He gives Ravana a second chance. After thinking Ravana sends for the help of these two rakshasas who were experts in ...


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No, as per Valmiki Ramayan: Yuddha Kanda: Sarga 125, Lord wanted to check if Bharata got influenced with Maya having been associated with the kingdom for long.


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When King Dasaratha decides to coronate Sri Rama as the Prince (would be king), and requests his priest Vasistha to inform Sri Rama and Sita to fast on that day, next day being the auspicious day for coronation, and follow certain rituals, Vasistha goes to Sri Rama's palace. It was mentioned in Ayodhya Kanda that all roads were cleaned with water and city ...


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False. The antim samskara (funeral rites) of Ravana's body was performed by Vibishana. After the death of Ravana in war with Rama. Rama asks Vibishana to perform funeral rites to Ravana's body In the meanwhile, Rama spoke to Vibhishana as follows: "Let the obsequies of your brother be performed and let these crews of women be consoled." [93, ...


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Hamsa Sandesham is a fictional work written by Vedanta Desikar. The condition is set after Hanuman's journey to Lanka. It is evident because Lord Rama knew the whereabouts of Sita from Hanuman only. Hanuman was supposed to know the whereabouts whereas this Royal swan is meant for sending message traveling southwards. Swami Desikar uses the inspiration from ...


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In Linga Purana, Nandikeswara himself gives a Dhyana Sloka of his where he says that he has to be meditated upon as having a monkey-face. So, Linga Purana is one such scripture. Source: Linga Purana - J.L.Shastri (part1). Chapter 27: Worship of Linga, Verses (19-21): By the right side the lord of Devas, Nandin, i.e myself, shall be worshipped. I ...


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No, the particular verse you are talking about of Uttara Kanda is not present in critical edition of Valmiki Ramayana. The exact verse found in other versions is Valmiki Ramayana, Uttara Kanda, Chapter 30, Verse 39 and 40 तदाप्रभृति भूयिष्ठं प्रजा रूपसमन्विता। सा तं प्रसादयामास महर्षि गौतमं तदा ।।३९।। अज्ञानाद्धर्षिता विप्र त्वद्रूपेण दिवौकसा। न का...


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The birth of Sri Raama was stated as follows; ततो यज्ञे समाप्ते तु ऋतूनाम् षट् समत्ययुः | ततः च द्वादशे मासे चैत्रे नावमिके तिथौ || १-१८-८ नक्क्षत्रे अदिति दैवत्ये स्व उच्छ संस्थेषु पंचसु | ग्रहेषु कर्कटे लग्ने वाक्पता इंदुना सह || १-१८-९ On completion of the ritual, six seasons have passed by; then in the twelfth month, i.e., in chaitra mAsa, ...


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Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa isn't the only other text where the Śunaḥśepa story is narrated or differs from the main version narrated in the Aitareya Brāhmaṇa. The Legend of Śunaḥśepa from H L Hariyappa's Ṛgvedic Legends Through the Ages, on page 219, summarizes the major differences in the story found in these various texts: Ṛgveda (RV) Aitareya Brāhmaṇa (AB) ...


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Sugriva had no offspring. This can be understood from the words of Sri Hanuman. Sugriva sends 1 troop of vanaras for searching Sita in Southern side under the leadership of Angada, son of Vali. He put a general condition that the vanara troops should come back within a month, otherwise they face death punishment. The vanaras under the leadership of ...


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